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Dr. Richard Balkin Receives American Counseling Association Award

April 09, 2012

Dr. Richard Balkin

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Richard S. Balkin, associate professor and coordinator of the addictions program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was honored with the Best Practice Award for Research from the American Counseling Association at its annual conference held March 21-25 in San Francisco, Calif.

Balkin received the award for his research article titled “Assessing Factors in Adolescent Adjustment as Precursors to Recidivism in Court-Referred Youth” published in the January 2011 issue of “Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development,” Vol. 44. His work is a collaborative study related to best practices in addressing the likelihood of re-offending for at-risk youth.  His publication history includes focus on at-risk youth, research methodology, and spirituality.

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